The Book of the City of Ladies Setting & Symbolism

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City of Ladies

The City of Ladies is built by Christine de Pizan through the instruction of Lady Reason, Lady Rectitude and Lady Justice. She builds it by telling the stories of good women of the past and present. It is inhabited by wise and virtuous women. The Virgin Mary reigns as Queen.

Bible

Many of the stories that are told come from the Bible. Examples of good women from the Bible are the Virgin Mary, Ruth, Esther and Mary Magdalene. Jezebel is used as an example of an immoral woman.

Pagans

Many pagans are used of examples of good women, especially in the instance of their conversion to Christianity.

France

France is the setting of the story. Christine de Pizan lives in France which is where the City of Ladies is built.

Heaven

Lady Reason, Lady Rectitude and Lady Justice live in Heaven with their father, God...

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